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September 30, 2011

A Doyle Man

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To this day I can more or less recall
the newsletter’s capsule summary that compelled me to buy The Hound of the Baskervilles—as if that ominous title alone weren’t enough! Beneath a small reproduction of the paperback’s cover—depicting a shadowy Something with fiery eyes crouching on a moonlit crag—blazed the thrilling words “What was it that emerged from the moor at night to spread terror and violent death?” What else, of course, but a monstrous hound from the bowels of Hell? -- Paris Review – , Michael Dirda

Posted by Vanderleun at September 30, 2011 12:04 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.